Chocolate chip cookies as bars!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
36 bars
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In large bowl, cream shortening, eggs and brown sugar. Add in milk and vanilla extract and mix well. Gradually add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well blended.

  • Fold in chocolate chips and stir until chips are evenly distributed in dough. Spread dough in pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 17.3g; fat 7.5g; cholesterol 10.4mg; sodium 45.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (84)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2005
I think this is a great recipe - my family loves these bars, too. I would give it 5 stars, except I did make a couple changes. Instead of shortening, I always use real butter in this recipe. Also, I put in 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (recipe calls for 1 1/2 cup brown sugar only). My family prefers milk chocolate chips rather than semi-sweet. Give it try! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2003
I thought I did something wrong when I first tasted this recipe but upon double checking I realized this recipe is just not good. The shortening causes the bars to be greasy and there's way too much flour and not enough choco chips. I had to trash this dish and start over with a new recipe. From now on only real butter for me. Shortening just isn't right for this dish! Read More
(42)
100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 19
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2005
I think this is a great recipe - my family loves these bars, too. I would give it 5 stars, except I did make a couple changes. Instead of shortening, I always use real butter in this recipe. Also, I put in 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (recipe calls for 1 1/2 cup brown sugar only). My family prefers milk chocolate chips rather than semi-sweet. Give it try! Read More
(80)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2007
Jan.'07: Just tried this recipe because of seeing 46 mostly-good reviews. They taste really good - and, yes, more cake-like but still delicious. Because of the wonderful comments from so many, I did change the recipe slightly. I reduced the baking powder and soda to 3/4 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda. I used all butter (2 sticks) and used half white/half brown sugar. I reduced the milk to 1 Tbsp. Also, I baked these 35 minutes because of suggestions from other reviewers. THANKS reviewers! Read More
(50)
Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2003
I thought I did something wrong when I first tasted this recipe but upon double checking I realized this recipe is just not good. The shortening causes the bars to be greasy and there's way too much flour and not enough choco chips. I had to trash this dish and start over with a new recipe. From now on only real butter for me. Shortening just isn't right for this dish! Read More
(42)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2007
I've got it. The reason it is cake like (noted in other reviews) is because the size of the pan should be 15 x 10. You can't get 36 serving out of a 9 x 13 pan. I took the advise from the reviews and changed the shortening to butter. I used 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar and added a cup more of chocolate chips which I changed to milk chocolate chips instead of semisweet. I made them for my daughters b-day. We decorated the pan for b-day and she shared them with her class. Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2003
These are awful! Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2003
I thought I made these wrong. But I double checked the recipe and I had followed it to a tee. They were very bland in taste and were as hard as a rock. Sure glad the function I was to take them to was cancelled. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2003
Was very disappointed with this recipe. Needed a quick dessert for a meal we were putting together for a co-worker recuperating from surgery. Needed something easy which these were. But the grease! These are the greasiest bars I've ever made! I followed the recipe exactly using butter flavored Crisco. I sampled one of the bars to see what it tasted like and you guessed it - grease. I'd make something else but it's 10:35 p.m. and the Scots in me won't allow me to throw them out. (Too cheap!) All I can say is I hope they don't make her feel even worse than she does. Thumbs down. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2009
After swapping the shortening for butter and regular milk for soymilk I was pleased with my results. The bars' consistency landed somewhere between cake and bar which was fine with me. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2003
This isn't a cookie at all! It's much more like a chocolate chip cake. Tastes nice but it's cake...not cookie. We're very disappointed. Read More
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